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Official name : Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
Family : Poaceae

45 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 02
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E, M.R.A. Ahyi, L. Ake Assi, K. Dramane, J. A. Elewude, S. O. Fadoju, Z.O. Gbile, E. Goudote, C.L. A. Johnson, A. Keita, O. Morakinyo, J. A. O. Ojewole, A. O. Olatunjia, E. A. Sofowora
Title : Contribution to ethnobotanical and floristic studies in Western Nigeria. CSTR-OUA, 420 p., (1991) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(046), H(180)
Recipes : H(046), whole plant Aframomum melegueta, leaves Pennisetum purpureum, Hymenocardia acida, Cajanus cajan, Crateva religiosa, decoction, VO.
H(180), pounded leaves, delayed in alcohol, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HA 03
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., V. Adjakidje, M.R.A. Ahyi, L. Ake Assi, A. Akoegninou, J. d'Almeida, F. Apovo, K. Boukef, M. Chadare, G. Gusset, K. Dramane, J. Eyme, J. - N. Gassita, N. Gbaguidi, E. Goudote, S. Guinko, P. Houngnon, Issa Lo, A. Keita, H. V. Kiniffo, D. Kone - Bamba, A. Musampa Nseyya, M. Saadou, Th. Sodogandji, S. de Souza, A. Tchabi, C. Zinsou Dossa, TH. Zohoun
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques en République populaire du Bénin. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 895 p., (1989) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(005), H(012), H(104), H(126), H(158)
Recipes : H(005), oedema, stems with leaves Pennisetum purpureum, leaves of Ficus capensis of Jatropha curcas, barks stem, branch, trunk of Bridelia ferruginea, RNS.
H(012)), leaves pounded mélangées à du butter of karite, local application
H(104), barks stem, branch, trunk of Mangifera indica of Parkia clappertoniana, whole plant of Pennisetum purpureum , RNS.
H(104), whole plant, RNS.
H(126) new born, whole plant, RNS.
H(158), whole plant Grewia cissoides, seeds Pennisetum purpureum, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(158), maceration leaves, to wash
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : djissouvè, hênouvè, fan vovo (Fon, Goun), essounsoun kpikpa (Yoruba)
Reference HA 29 a
Author(s) : H. Terashima
Title : The Efe Pygmies and the Balese farmers in the Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire, around Andiri village (N 1.55', E 29.10', alt. c. 1000 m), Zone de Mambasa, Region de Haut-Zaire in : AFLORA on the Web ( The database of traditional plant utilization in AfricaCenter for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) the plant of Pennisetum purpureum is used for guarding crops of the fields against thieves; they would get .
The stems are used for house construction, as .
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : tuko (Efe)
Reference HA 57
Author(s) : Adomou A.C. , H. Yedomonhan, B. Djossa, S. I. Legba, M. Oumorou, A. Akoegninou
Title : Etude Ethnobotanique des plantes médicinales vendues dans le marché d’Abomey-Calavi au Bénin Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 6(2): 745-772, April 2012
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) anemia, decoction stems with leaves of Pennisetum purpureum, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Abomey-Calavi market)
Vernacular name : fan vovo (Fon)
Reference HA 60
Author(s) : Amujoyegbe, O.O., M. Idu, J.M. Agbedahunsi, J.O. Erhabor
Title : Ethnomedicinal survey of medicinal plants used in the management of sickle cell disorder in Southern Nigeria Journal of Ethnopharmacology 185, 347–360 (2016)
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) sickle cell disorder, leaf from wild & cultivated Pennisetum purpureum, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria du sud
Vernacular name : esuse, eèsún, àchàlà, daáwàr kádàà (Local name), elephant grass, napier gras (Common name)
Reference HB 04
Author(s) : Bouquet, A. & M. Debray
Title : Plantes médicinales de la Côte d'Ivoire. Travaux et Documents de l'O.R.S.T.O.M., Paris, n° 32, 232 p., (1974)
Symptoms : H(001), H(004)
Recipes : H(001) cataract, H(004) blessures, juice of young hot sprouts of Pennisetum purpureum + salt, instillation or local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast
Vernacular name : dian voli (Gouro), nè (Baoule)
Reference HB 05
Author(s) : Bouquet, A.
Title : Féticheurs et médecines traditionnelles du Congo (Brazzaville). Mém. O.R.S.T.O.M., 36, 282 p., (1969)
Symptoms : H(076), H(103)
Recipes : H(076) aphtae, H(103) gingivitis, juice leaves, gargle
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference HB 33
Author(s) : Bhat, R.B., E.O. Etejere, V.T. Oladipo
Title : Ethnobotanical studies fron central Nigeria. Economic Botany, 44 (3), pp. 382-390, (1990)
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : Harvest young and mature fresh leaves of Pennisetum purpureum at any time of day
H(020), for snake bite: The leaves are squeezed and the înfusion îs applied directly to the affected part; the infusion can also be used for the treatment of fresh wounds.
Region : West Africa
Country : Central Nigeria (Kwara state)
Vernacular name : esum pupa (Yoruba)
Reference HB 3k
Author(s) : Bost, R.
Title : Pharmacopée malgache. Mémoire de l'Institut scientifique de Madagascar, série B, Tome 10, Fasc. 2, 159 - 234, (1961)
Symptoms : H(156)
Recipes : H(156), whole plant, decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar
Vernacular name : ahibazaha
Reference HC 18
Author(s) : Chifundera K.
Title : Antivenomous plants used in the Zairean pharmacopoeia. African Study Monographs, 7 : 21 -35, March 1987
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, decoction (H2O) roots of Hibiscus fuscus, VO. + rub the bite with a maceration of Penisetum purpureum
H(020) snake, eat the young shoots of Penisetum purpureum
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro, Kabare, Walungu)
Vernacular name : chibingu (Mashi)
Reference HD 04
Author(s) : Desouter, S.
Title : Pharmacopée humaine et vétérinaire du Rwanda. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale Tervuren. Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 22, 254 p., (1991)
Symptoms : H(004), H(046)
Recipes : H(004), leaves Guizotia scabra pounded, paste + ashes of Pennisetum purpureum, mixed, to heat, syrup on wounds
H(046) chicken-pox, leaves + stems, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : urubingo (Kinyarwanda), elephant grass (English), fausse canne à sucre (Français)
Reference HD 11
Author(s) : Dhetchuvi, M.- M. & J. Lejoly
Title : Contribution à la connaissance des plantes médicinales du Nord-Est du Zaïre. Mitt. Inst. Allg. Bot. Hamburg, 23 b, 991 - 1006, (1990)
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), roots juice of Pennisetum purpureum, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HF 04
Author(s) : Focho, D. A., M. C Newu, M. G Anjah, F. A Nwana, F. B Ambo
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of trees in Fundong, Northwest Region, Cameroon Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 2009, 5:17 (doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-17) + Additional file 1
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia, barks of Polyscias fulva of Pennisetum purpureum, concoction, VO
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HH 03
Author(s) : Hagenbucher-Sacripanti, F.
Title : Santé et rédemption par les génies au Congo. Publisud: 15, Rue des Cinq Diamants, 75013 Paris, 304 p., (1989)
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) ritual, magic, smell of Pennisetum purpureum, Cymbopogon densiflorus (lisasa: ngu), Laggera alata (bita:ndi), Tetrapleura tetraptera (mwa:ka), diminish aggressiveness of devils and sorceres
H(201) ritual, magic, smell of Pennisetum purpureum, Cymbopogon densiflorus (lisasa: ngu), Laggera alata (bita:ndi), Tetrapleura tetraptera (mwa:ka), Croton sp. (mba:mba), Leea guineensis (cia:la mio:ko), Aframomum giganteum (liyoyombo), Brillantaisia patula (lilele:mba) calm people again the proximity of bad spirits
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo)
Vernacular name : nse:nga mantengo
Reference HH 09a
Author(s) : Hamill, F.A., S. Apio, N.K. Mubiru, M. Mosango, R.Bukenya-Ziraba, O.W. Maganyi, D.D. Soejarto,
Title : Traditional herbal drugs of southern Uganda, I, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 70, pp. 281 -300 (2000)
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022) ocytocic, stems chewed as needed to effect result
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (southern), tribe Bakjga, district of Kabale
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HH 16
Author(s) : Haerdi, F.
Title : Afrikanische Heilpflanzen. Die Eingeborenen-Heilpflanzen des Ulanga- Distriktes Tanganjikas (Ostafrika). Acta tropica, Suppl. 8, 1-278 (1964) Published : 1964, Verlag für Recht und Gesellschaft (Basel)
Symptoms : H(068), H(109)
Recipes : H(068) ascaris, extract from roots of Dalbergia lactea of Pennisetum purpureum, VO.
H(109) lumbago, sciatica, roots scrapings of Dalbergia lactea + stems calcined of Pennisetum purpureum + scrapings buffalo bones, scarification in the hip
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : magugu (Swahili)
Reference HJ 08
Author(s) : Jiofack, T., l. Ayissi, C. Fokunang, N. Guedje and V. Kemeuze
Title : Ethnobotany and phytomedicine of the upper Nyong valley forest in Cameroon African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Vol. 3(4). pp. 144-150, April, 2009
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, leaves, shoot of Pennisetum,purpureum, RNS
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (upper Nyong valley forest)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HK 10
Author(s) : Kasonia, K., M. Ansay, P. Gustin & C. Plume
Title : Ethnobotanique du traitement de l'asthme au Kivu (Zaïre). Belg. Journ. Bot., 126, n°1, 20 - 28, (1993)
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, powder of summits in the flowering season of Pennisetum purpureum + powder of the whole plant of Lantana trifolia, RNS.
H(082) asthma, to calcine the fruits of Solanum aculeastrum of Musa sapientum, summits with flowers of Pennisetum purpureum, to suck a few powder 3 X / Day
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kivu)
Vernacular name : amantthina (Kinande), urubingo (Kinyarwanda), herbe à éléphant (French)
Reference HK 21
Author(s) : Kayonga, A. & F. X. Habiyaremye
Title : Médecine traditionnelle et plantes médicinales rwandaises. Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques de la flore rwandaise.Préfecture de Gisenyi.Univ. Nat. Rwanda Centre universitaire de recherche sur la pharmacopée et la médecine traditionnelle, CURPHAMETRA, inédit, 121p., (1987)
Symptoms : H(014), H(016), H(055), H(093), H(201), H(104)
Recipes : H(014)psoriasis, (amahumane y'amabara), leaves Rhoicissus tridentata , Bidens pilosa, Pennisetum purpureum, Phytolacca dodecandra, Hygrophila spiciformis (gangabukari), Maesa lanceolata var golungensis (umuhanga), Kalanchoe integra (ikinetenete), Ajuga alba, Verbena officinalis (umugosora) + 2 indéterminated species (gisahirandeko, musugi), extract H2O, VO., 2 soup spoons / J. + the rests in external use
H(016), stems, ashes + butter, on nipples
H(093) + H(055) + H(201), (uburozi), roots Pennisetum purpureum, leaves Embelia schimperi, Ajuga alba (gitinywa) + 1 undeterminated species (igihuranda), maceration H2O, VO., 1 cup in the morning with an empty stomach
H(104) colic, roots Ajuga alba, leaves Clerodendrum johnstonii , Pennisetum purpureum, Gynandropsis gynandra, whole plant Cynodon dactylon, pounded, extract H2O, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda (Gisenyi district)
Vernacular name : urubingo
Reference HK 22
Author(s) : Kerharo, J. & A. Bouquet
Title : Plantes médicinales et toxiques de la Côte-d'Ivoire - Haute-Volta.Mission d'étude de la pharmacopée indigène en A.O.F. Editions Vigot Frères, Paris, 300 p., (1950)
Symptoms : H(007), H(100)
Recipes : H(007), H(100) blen., roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : herbe à éléphants (local French), dia (Gouro), chelié (Agni)